Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Aurora AH 17 Creels – 30.01.2023

30th January 20231675036800000 || 1675036800

Ashley AH 90 Creels – 30.01.2023

30th January 20231675036800000 || 1675036800

Asterion AH 15 Creels – 30.01.2023

30th January 20231675036800000 || 1675036800

Westro INS 20 – 27.01.2023

27th January 20231674777600000 || 1674777600

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Creels -24.0.2023

24th January 20231674518400000 || 1674518400

Jas N 3 LH 50 Creels – 24.01.2023

24th January 20231674518400000 || 1674518400

Lily V WK 46 Creels – 09.01.2023

9th January 20231673222400000 || 1673222400

Boy Gordon A 441 Creels – 06.01.2023

6th January 20231672963200000 || 1672963200

Freedom B & Sophy Rose Creels – 06.01.2023

6th January 20231672963200000 || 1672963200